Jack Butler's Blog (2)

Rites of Passage

Hi all,

Here in Ireland it's the "FirstHoly Communion" season. This "Season" has been long a manner in which young kids are "captured" by the prevailing religion for their dogma. If you are a kid of approx 7-9 years, a fesitval at which you are the certre is very appealing. It is tradition here (and I'm sure elsewhere) that these kids are brought around to the neighbours and friends whrer thay are tipped to a great extent in order to celebrate the great day.

Should we as parents (and… Continue

Added by Jack Butler on June 8, 2010 at 1:01pm — 5 Comments

Joke against Blasphemy laws

As you may know, Ireland recently introduced a law making blasphemy illegal.

I feel the best way to fight this potentially dangerous law law is to ridicule it and the "gods" it seeks to protect.

There is a defence to the law if the "blasphemy" is not intended to cause offence so those of us in Ireland need to be careful that any such joke is intended to make one laugh (persons located outside Ireland need have no such scruples)

I'm going to kick off with a Joke that some may find… Continue

Added by Jack Butler on January 13, 2010 at 8:40am — 11 Comments

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